India is the seventh largest country in the world which has vast geographical features. In India, there is a great diversity of landforms such as lofty mountains, deep valleys, extensive plains, and a number of islands. Broadly the physical features of India can be divided into five physical units – The Great Mountains of the North, The North Indian Plain, The Peninsular Plateau, The Coastal Plains, and The Islands.
India is a vast and diverse country covering over 28 States from awe strikingly beautiful Jammu and Kashmir in the north to Kanyakumari in the south stretching over 3,600 Kilometers. The largest of all Indian states is Rajasthan which covers an area of 342240 sq km. Goa is the smallest state in India located merely in 3702 sq km. The state of Gujarat lying on the extreme west of India which is one of the most prosperous of all Indian states.
India has a large reserve of rivers- big and small and all these rivers are revered in the country other than merely being the sources of water. The River Brahmaputra is a trans-boundary River. The River Ganga is the longest river in India and is considered to be the most pious river in the country. The river has several tributaries including River Yamuna which is the only water body near the National Capital- New Delhi.
India shares its international borders with Pakistan in the west, Nepal, China and Bhutan in the North West. It is surrounded by Burma and Bangladesh to the East. Sri Lanka lies to the South of India and India’s union territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie close to Thailand and Indonesia.
India offers a different aspect of her personality like exotic, elegant, eclectic — to each traveler to the country. The northeastern part of India is the most mysterious and pristine areas in the country.Some of popular destinations are TajMahal, The Ganges, Holy cities like Varanasi, Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Rishikesh and beautiful Himalayan Mountain. The vivid culture, heritage and lifestyle of the exotic western states make them very inviting. The southern part of India is regarded as a one of the major domains for religious structures and monuments. Some of the popular destinations of South India are colorful Hindu temples, tropical forests, Backwaters of Kerala, Beaches and Ghats of Karnataka and Islands.